Adventures in Science - STEM 2019 from June 24-28 or July 15-19

posted May 10, 2019, 9:50 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated May 10, 2019, 9:51 AM ]

Adventures in Science - STEM 2019

June 24 - 28   & July 15 - 19

           

We Spark Imagination and Curiosity!


North Andover Middle School/Community Programs:  Adventures in Science (STEM), offers children a chance to discover first hand how “cool” science can be!  Field exploration combined with hands-on inquiry based investigations create lasting links for students to learn.  Students develop and apply critical thinking and problem skills.  In addition, the positive experiences associated with summer camps emphasizes interpersonal skill development, including the ability to make decisions, self-confidence, and communication. Check out the list of adventures we have planned each week for your preteen/teen ages 11-15 (entering 6th grade through leaving 9th grade).


Program Day:  8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  It is imperative students be on time for field adventures.  We have a scheduled bus departure times to allow for adequate travel to and from field adventures.  


Registration:http://www.northandoverpublicschools.com/departments/community-programs/excel-enrichment-program and click on the orange Community Pass online portal tab to complete the online registration. For your convenience, you may complete the form provided and return it to Community Programs.   Please feel free to email: tarisk@northandoverpublics schools for any specific program related details.  Financial and registration questions should be directed to North Andover Community Programs: Telephone 978 794-3080, Fax 978-738-1320                                                                                           


COST:    $225 per student each week,  $400 per student for both weeks, (10% discount for multiple family members attending the same camp week(s))

WEEK 1 (June 24 - 28):  


Do you have what it takes to catch a suspect of a Crime?  Find out in Forensic Investigation with Mr. Ahearn NAHS,  * Coastal Habitats Investigation and Birding, Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats * Simple Machine Inventor Challenge and Scavenger Hunt, USS Constitution & Museum  * Experience Newton’s Laws and Centripetal Force first hand at Canobie Lake Park * Onsite at NAMS with Ms. Taris for investigations in Combustion, Rockets, Chemical Change and more….


WEEK 2 (July 15 - 19):  


Do you have what it takes to catch a suspect of a Crime?  Find out in Forensic Investigation with Mr. Ahearn NAHS  * Hands on investigations in Power Production at Lowell National HIstoric Park * Experience physical science at TreeTop Adventures - Ropes, platforms, ziplines, climbing walls, achievable challenges for all ages/fitness level *   Onsite at NAMS with Ms. Taris for investigations in Combustion, Rockets, Chemical Change and more…. *  Horses, Goats, Chickens, Cats, Dogs and Pigs ….. OH MY!   Come meet, greet and learn about the animals, their habitats, behaviors and how to care for them.  MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm.


WEEK 1:

Monday June 24, Forensics with Mr. Ahearn:  Walk to NAHS ROOM 1081

Program Day - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  - Note we will have a different investigation each week.


"Learn about the ways detectives and crime scene investigators use evidence to catch criminals! From looking at blood spatter patterns, to analyzing fingerprints, CSI teams are highly trained in what they do. Do YOU have what it takes to catch a suspect of a crime? Find out this summer with Mr. Ahearn as he teaches you the ins and outs of crime scene investigation!"


Tuesday June 25 - Mass Audubon’s Joppa Flats, Newburyport MA

https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/joppa-flats

PROGRAM DAY 8:00 - 3:00

BUSES:  Depart NAMS 8:00 - Return to NAMS 1:45 - Arriving at 2:30

A Coastal comparative program where the coastline and its inhabitants are compared to a New England Salt Marsh.  Includes a guided tour of the salt marsh, birding with binoculars, as well water chemistry stations.


Wednesday June 26 U.S. Constitution/Museum

https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org

PROGRAM DAY:  8:00 - 3:00

Buses:  Depart NAMS at 8:30 - Arrive Constitution by 10:30

Return to NAMS at 1:45 and Arrive by 3:00

STEM Theme “Simple Machines”. In this 90 minute program, students will learn about six simple machines at use on the USS Constitution and see how these make life and work easier for the sailors on board. The program features an explanation of the simple machines, a scavenger hunt in the Museum galleries to see them in action, and a design activity where students are challenged to build an invention (using simple machines) which makes life easier for the crew (rolls a hammock or moves powder between multiple decks for example).

After the Museum and STEM Experience we will have lunch and tour the Constitution.   


Thursday, June 27 - Canobie Lake,  85 North Policy Street Salem NH  03079

https://www.canobie.com/

Program Day:  8:00 to 3:00

Buses:  Depart NAMS at 9:45  - Depart Canobie Lake at 2:30 - Arrive NAMS 3:00
Newton’s Laws and Centripetal Force lesson prior to departing for Canobie Lake.


Friday June 28 - Science with Ms. Taris and Ms. LeMay

PROGRAM DAY - On site at NAMS 8:00 - 3:00  (We will vary the experiments each week.)

Discover Cool Physical and Chemical Reactions - Mentos & Diet Coke hands-on, Spontaneous Combustion/Fire Triangle and Fire Safety, Is it Magic or Science Investigations;

Fluid Movement, Gas Laws and Principles - rocket building and launch, experience the devastating force of the Atmosphere; Investigations based on Newton’s Laws, Gravity and Motion - Marshmallow Catapults, Eggs Away, Astro Blaster, Ancient Science Mystery Investigations


WEEK 2:

Monday July 15, Forensics with Mr. Ahearn:  Walk to NAHS Room 1081

Program Day - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Note: The investigation will be different each week.


"Learn about the ways detectives and crime scene investigators use evidence to catch criminals! From looking at blood spatter patterns, to analyzing fingerprints, CSI teams are highly trained in what they do. Do YOU have what it takes to catch a suspect of a crime? Find out this summer with Mr. Ahearn as he teaches you the ins and outs of crime scene investigation!"


Tuesday, July 16  Lowell National Historical Park

https://www.nps.gov/lowe/index.htm

Program Day 8:00 - 3:00

Buses:  Depart NAMS at 9:15 - Arrive at Lowell Mills by 9:45

Depart Lowell Mills at 2:15 - Arrive at NAMS by 3:00

At the start of the Industrial Revolution, water from the Merrimack River powered mechanical systems that allowed Lowell’s machines to produce cloth faster than ever before. As engineers and scientists, students test for solutions to the problem of effectively harnessing water power. They work in teams to

  • Test water wheels’ speed and strength, digitally recording their data and analyzing graphs to determine which wheel works best.

  • Design and build a functioning mill-and-canal system.

  • Discover how water’s potential energy was transformed into kinetic energy to power Lowell’s machines.

  • Manipulate cams, belts and pulleys, and gears to explore how energy was transferred from water to loom in the historic Suffolk Mill.


Wednesday July 17

Program Day 8:00 - 3:00

TreeTop Adventures, Canton, MA  02021

https://www.treetopcanton.com

NOTE:  For those not comfortable with height, they have low rope courses.

Buses:  Depart NAMS: 8:00 -  Arrive in Canton by 10:15

Return to NAMS at 1:30 - Arrive at NAMS  3:00

TreeTop Adventures forest high ropes course consists of more than 130 platforms installed in the trees connected by various "obstacles" like rope netting, rolling logs, climbing walls, air trapeze and zip-lines. 10 Trails ranging in difficulty from beginner to expert create trails that are both challenging and achievable for every age (7+) and fitness level. The experience is safe, fun and most importantly exciting!


Thursday July 18 - Science/History With Ms. Taris and Ms. LeMay  

PROGRAM DAY - On site at NAMS 8:00 - 3:00   (Note we will vary the experience each week.)


Discover Cool Physical and Chemical Reactions - Mentos & Diet Coke hands-on, Spontaneous Combustion/Fire Triangle and Fire Safety, Is it Magic or Science Investigations;

Fluid Movement, Gas Laws and Principles - rocket building and launch, experience the devastating force of the Atmosphere; Investigations based on Newton’s Laws, Gravity and Motion - Marshmallow Catapults, Eggs Away, Astro Blaster, Ancient Science Mystery Investigations

 

         

Friday 19 -  MSPCA at Nevin’s Farm, Methuen MA

https://www.mspca.org/adoption-centers/nevins-farm-adoption-center/

Program Day is 8:00 to 3:00

DEPART NAMS AT 10:20 - RETURN TO NAMS AT 2:00 FOR 2:30 Arrival

Discover who the MSPCA is , what they do and how kids can help animals in the MSPCA and their community.  After you become familiar with the mission of the MSPCA, you will tour the barn and the small animal shelters.  Learn details about the animals who are there – general facts and care, and why those types of animals might end up at the shelter.  Here stories about some of the animals and how their journey brought them to the shelter. During the tour, there will be animals in every area.  Animals that are socially friendly will be taken from their cages so you may meet and play with them. Animals can vary at the shelter, typically they have horses, chickens, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, house birds, cats and dogs – at the moment they have goats, sheep ponies and a gecko as well.

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